WELL-OILED MACHINE

Friday, March 26th, 2010 | Uncategorized

Things are apparently running so smoothly in his diocese, wherever that might be, that homosexual bishop Gene Robinson, who is the homosexual Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of As-If-It-Still-Matters-At-This-Point, has taken on a new gig:

Today the Center for American Progress announced that the IX Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Who-Gives-A-Crap, the Right Reverend V. Gene Robinson, has joined American Progress as a part-time Senior Fellow.

Bishop Robinson will bring a well-respected religious perspective to framing and addressing various areas of public policy, including economic justice, immigration, LGBT rights, health care, and the environment.

“Bishop Robinson has demonstrated extraordinary leadership and courage during his decades serving the Episcopal Church as a pastor, and even longer being a champion of fairness and equality for the people of some state or other, Bishop Robinson isn’t sure, except that he thinks it might begin with a M or an N or something” said John Podesta, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress. “We are so pleased that his teachings will help inform our work.”

I might have changed some of the wording of that release.

23 Comments to WELL-OILED MACHINE

Jeff
March 26, 2010

Do I presume correctly that, if he retires in the near future, he effectively can still run around doing bishop stuff, other than the annoying stuff like parish confirmations and diocesan budget committees and all that? Since there’s now a new, ahem, representative of the key group in question as a serving bishop, this sure sounds like the prelude to a gracious retirement to the Bishop Spong Home for Traveling Keynoters.

Christopher Johnson
March 26, 2010

Pretty much. I don’t think Robbie will walk away for quite a while yet but when he does, he’ll be “Bishop” Robinson until the day he dies.

Dale Matson
March 26, 2010

CJ
“I might have changed some of the wording of that release.” Was it in the second paragraph?

Christopher Johnson
March 26, 2010

Dale,

No, not so much.

;-)

Katherine
March 26, 2010

I have a couple of friends who are solid Christians and left-wing voters. It does happen. This has got to be really embarrassing for them. John Podesta, no less.

Robb
March 26, 2010

Left wing Christians?
Is that not an oxy-moron?

Matthew
March 26, 2010

Well it sounds as though the new spirit’s precious snowflake is feeling less unique now. Time to move on to other venues to share his unique talents.

Athanasius Returns
March 26, 2010

Matthew,
Yer killin’ me. The snowflake simile has my sides aching from all the laughter. Woke up all 3 dogs, the laughter…

TWilson
March 26, 2010

Koo koo ca choo, Bishop Robinson
Jesus loves you more than you will know, wo wo wo

Doug Stein
March 26, 2010

Yah – also don’t use “well-oiled” in any posting about VGR. It’s not a pretty picture.

As for being a bishop until the day he dies, does that mean he goes from being a “flaming bishop” to simply being “flambeed” (lake of fire and all that, don’t you know)?

The young fogey
March 26, 2010

The average age of a mainline Protestant is 63.

These denominations have been dying since the 1960s and lost their cultural clout around 35 years ago.

Yet they think they’re still cutting-edge.

All I can think of is being nice enough to be patronising.

Another blog comment nailed it. The only reason the media give a damn about these churches is they’re fun foils to spite conservative churches with.

FW Ken
March 26, 2010

I think it was Terry Mattingly who opined that the media fondness for Episcopalians is that they have all the Catholic visuals superimposed over secular substance, and without all the nasty doctrines that get in the way of a good roll in the hay.

C-3PO Mary Tweedle Dee (not dumb) rocking horse Dodo Bird
March 26, 2010

I think Ken has a point. Doesn’t Robbie have enough diocesan stuff to do? It appears that he has way too much free time.

Fuinseoig
March 26, 2010

Aw, come on, Christopher. The good Bishop is only being a responsible steward, saving diocesan resources, in this time of scarcity and economic downtown.

Bi-vocational pastors are the coming thing, you know!

kc
March 27, 2010

“various areas of public policy, including economic justice, immigration, LGBT rights, health care, and the environment.”

various areas of leftist fun…economic justice is just shorthand for “I want your $”

The Little Myrmidon
March 27, 2010

“…addressing various areas of public policy, including economic justice, immigration, LGBT rights, health care, and the environment.”

“…addressing various areas of public policy, including LGBT rights, economic justice, LGBT rights, immigration, LGBT rights, health care, LGBT rights, and the environment. And LGBT rights.”

There, fixed it for ya.

Steve L.
March 27, 2010

Bishop Robinson will bring a well-respected religious perspective to framing

Drat, there was more. I thought for a moment VGR was going to work for Home Depot

Dale Matson
March 27, 2010

Steve L. Maybe he’s going to be “framing” along side Jimmaa Caataa for Habitat for humanity.

The Pilgrim
March 28, 2010

“Doesn’t Robbie have enough diocesan stuff to do?”

When your entire diocese has an ASA of about 500, admin must be pretty much on autopilot.

The Little Myrmidon
March 28, 2010

“When your entire diocese has an ASA of about 500, admin must be pretty much on autopilot.”

Not quite – the entire Diocese of Cow-Hampshire has an ASA of just over 4000 (down from 5000 in 2002 – quelle suprise!) In other words, about the size of a large RC parish. But, the autopilot part is correct. They hold confirmation for the entire state once a year at the cathedral.

LaVallette
March 29, 2010

@ Robb
When used with with reference to a type of christian who brings “a well-respected religious perspective to framing and addressing various areas of public policy, including economic justice, immigration, LGBT rights, health care, and the environment the term “Left wing Christians” is not only an oxy-moron but also a redundancy. :>)

Dale Matson
March 29, 2010

LaVallette,
“the term “Left wing Christians” is not only an oxy-moron but also a redundancy. :>)” I am confused by your comment. How can it be both?

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